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The name Wesston was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Wesston family lived in Staffordshire, at Weston-under-Lizard.

Early Origins of the Wesston family


The surname Wesston was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat at Weston-under-Lizard, having been granted lands as a tenant in chief by William the Conqueror. Reginald Bailleul was from Bailleul-En-Gouffern at Orne, arrondisement of Argentan, in the canton of Trun, in Normandy.

The parish of Kelvedon in Essex was once a family seat. "Felix Hall, the seat of Lord Western, a handsome modern mansion with an elegant portico, is situated on an eminence surrounded by a park." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Early History of the Wesston family

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Early History of the Wesston family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wesston research.
Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1200, 1540, 1688, 1628, 1511, 1536, 1577, 1634, 1605, 1663, 1611, 1656, 1640, 1639, 1665, 1609, 1688, 1620, 1681, 1660, 1652, 1699, 1689, 1698, 1567 and 1573 are included under the topic Early Wesston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wesston Spelling Variations

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Wesston Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wesston are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wesston include Weston, Atgate and others.

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Early Notables of the Wesston family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wesston family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Weston, a 15th-century English merchant from Bristol who is believed to have been the first Englishman to lead an expedition to North America; Sir Francis Weston (1511-1536), English gentleman at the court of King Henry VIII of England, charged with high treason...
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Migration of the Wesston family to Ireland

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Migration of the Wesston family to Ireland


Some of the Wesston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wesston family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wesston family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wesston, or a variant listed above: Francis and Lucy Weston, who settled in Virginia in 1630; Joe Weston settled in Barbados in 1635; Thomas Weston settled in Maine in 1623; William Weston settled in Virginia in 1623..

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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